My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Catching Cassidy is a New Adult romance. The main characters are aged 22, they are past first loves, they have just graduated from college with the rest of their lives in front of them and big decisions and discoveries ahead.
Wyatt Armstrong is at a graduation party with his twin sister Delilah. He’s waiting for his best friend to show up. Cassidy Lowell, has been Wyatt’s best friend for 17yrs. She’s being messed around by her boyfriend and Wyatt is once again wondering why she’s still with that loser. Wyatt’s very protective of Delilah and Cassidy, they’ve grown up together and now the doors are open for the rest of their lives. Cassidy hopes to get an accounting job in New York.
News comes of a fatal car accident and everything changes. Cassidy stands by Wyatt and Delilah, they take each day one at a time. With memories and emotions running high, the three take off to Harborside and the Armstrong summer house. Here there is a supportive network of friends and The Taproom bar which the family own.
Beneath the surface Cassidy and Wyatt’s relationship is changing, a hot attraction is forming which they fight to deny. Wyatt sees the next step as a risk to their relationship, but he’s so jealous of anyone else who gets close to Cassidy.
This storyline has a good building of relationships, there are sub-characters whose own relationship issues reflect much of the everyday lives of this age group. Wyatt, Delilah and Cassidy all face their own parentless struggles, but the book has several other older people who offer support and guidance. Wyatt works through the question – Just how old do you have to be before you no longer need your parent’s guidance? The book is told between the POV of both Cassidy and Wyatt at times it was hard to know which one was narrating for the first few sentences of each POV change. This is the first in a series of NA books which will have links to her adult Bradens from the Love in Bloom series.
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HARBORSIDE NIGHTS, Book One
“Catching Cassidy was laugh out loud funny, heartwarming, sexy, and hands down one of my favorite reads so far this year!” — #1 NYT Bestselling Author of The Bet – Rachel Van Dyken
Wyatt Armstrong never imagined that instead of celebrating his college graduation, he and his twin sister would be dealing with the death of their parents. Then again, Wyatt had never been one to think past tomorrow. He heads to their summer home in Harborside, Massachusetts, with his best friend Cassidy Lowell in tow, to deal with his parents’ death and to try to figure out his next step.
Six foot two, infuriatingly handsome, and flirtatious, Wyatt Armstrong has always been there for Cassidy, helping her pass her classes and fend off unwanted advances, while driving her insane with his one-night stands—but that’s what best friends are for, isn’t it? Having each other’s backs. There was never any doubt that she would accompany him to his family’s summer home—but she never expected to begin seeing Wyatt as more than a friend. Or has she been ignoring her feelings all along?
It’s impossible to ignore the sizzling heat between them as Wyatt and Cassidy get even closer, but Cassidy knows Wyatt’s past, and she has a real job to begin in the fall. Wyatt may be a sure thing for the summer, but Cassidy needs more. For the first time in his life, Wyatt is forced to look toward the future if he doesn’t want to lose the one woman who’s shared his past and owns his heart.
HARBORSIDE NIGHTS is a sexy, hot, and evocatively real New Adult Romance series that follows a group of friends who have known one another for years as “summer” friends, and now come together after college to build their lives. They’re tough, edgy, and accepting—most of the time. This series is written in the loving, raw, and emotional voice readers have come to love by New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster.
Check out the awesome video trailer for CATCHING CASSIDY (Harborside Nights, Book 1). https://youtu.be/07-gFwyd4D4
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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.
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